Opinion on these Paris hotels?

Old Jun 17th, 2010, 10:11 AM
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Opinion on these Paris hotels?

I need help choosing a hotel in the 6th for 4 nights, mid-October for a couple in early 50's. Budget is 300-400 Euro per night. We have previously stayed in the 6th & 7th. (Millesime, Relais Bosquet, Le Walt) Budget is bigger this trip and would like something more upscale. Appears to be a better selection of 4* hotels in the 6th. Would prefer boutique hotel with traditional decor, near a metro stop and cafes.

Here are a few that look appealing to me:

Esprit Saint Germain
Hotel Odeon Saint Germain
Hotel Recamier

Thank you!
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 10:15 AM
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Lose the Odeon, add the Luxembourg Parc and particularly the Hotel de l'Abbaye for consideration.
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Try Le Christine or a superior room at D'Aubusson
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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We actually enjoyed the Hotel Odeon St Germain, really a great place and location for the price. They run some pretty good specials if you can plan well in advance.
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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What about the Madison. Or is that still too cheap? L'Hotel maybe?
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Relais de Christine and Jeu de Paume
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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What 4* amentities do your friends want? Sometimes the difference between a 3* and a 4* is just that one has 24-hour room service and one doesn't. The Madison is a very good 3* hotel but lacks the room service except for breakfast. However, the rooms are lovely in a classic style, and the location is terrific.
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 07:55 PM
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Thanks to everyone's suggestions...........I did a bit of online research and found:

Parc Luxembourg is booked (too bad, I liked it. (I may email them directly)
Relais Christine, thought this hotel would be beyond the budget.
Pre-pay rate: Std -334. Sup 380, so it's a possibility
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain Classic 325, Sup 370, Deluxe 440
Hotel Recamier (Recently remodeled, nice bathrooms)
Classic 250, Deluxe 280, Tradition 320
Hotel d’Aubusson Classic 275, Sup 325, Deluxe 360
Hotel de l’Abbaye Classic 240, Deluxe 352, Jr suite 442
Hotel Duc de Saint Simon Std 250, Sup 285, Suite 385 (may not be available)
Madison Exec 320-340, Priv 380, Jr Suite 435

So here’s a question, would you select the least expensive room at the most expensive hotel OR the other way around…………there are some very good choices here.

To sum up what we’re looking for:

Well appointed tranquil room, spacious bath (by European standards), location convenient to a cafe & metro, in-room internet/wifi, reasonably quiet, and a friendly, not stuffy staff would be a plus.

We do not require a hotel restaurant, business center or room service.
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 05:27 AM
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Take note that Bosquet has a nice one bedroom apartment which appears to be in your price range.
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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I too have been considering booking Hotel Recaimer(many positive comments since being renovated), Hotel d"Aubusson, L'Hotel and Hotel Montalembert. I think it's better to book a more expensive room because it's still a good value. I've stayed at more expensive hotels in Paris and usually the least expensive room is over priced for what you get.
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Here's another 4* boutique hotel in the 6th to consider.

http://www.buci-hotel.com/e/hotel/

In your price range you could even get a superior room there.
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 04:13 PM
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Also, the Buci Hotel has traditional decor, one block to Mabillon metro stop is at ground zero for cafes.
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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Malan- My thoughts exactly.........but was hoping someone else thought so too. The Montalembert is appealing as well, but when I checked online it was booked for our dates. I can always email them directly.

I like the location of the d'Aubusson but I also like the Saint Suplice area (Recaimer & Esprit). Decisions, decisions.......

bardo1- Would the Buci Hotel rooms be noisy? I remember the area and we liked it but it does seem like a happening neighborhood, specially at night.

Our flights are booked now as well as accommodations for the rest of the trip, so I’d love to get this nailed down soon.

These are the probable front-runners:
Relais Christine

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Hotel Recamier
Hotel d’Aubusson
Hotel de l’Abbaye

Possibily: Hotel Buci or Montalembert

So maybe location will be the deciding factor. As much as we’d like a quiet hotel, it only needs to be quiet ‘at night’ when we want to sleep. We’d love for there to be a café or two close by to stop in, to and from the hotel.

Thank you!!
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If you want more traditional decor and location I would suggest Hotel Relais Christine or Hotel Odeon Saint Germain. Others such as Montalembert and Recaimer have tiny rooms and are more contemporary in style. The Hotel Odeon Saint Germain is in the heart of the 6th, with many restaurants(excellent restaurant located @ the hotel), cafes, and close to the metro. Most of the major attractions are walking distance.

The Realais Christine is more refined. Its location is also good and it's quieter, setback in its own courtyard.
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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 06:24 AM
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I stayed once in the Grand Hotel Saint Michel, near Saint Germain des Pres, it was really nice.
http://www.grandhotelstmichel-paris.com
The Luxembourg gardens is very close too.
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susiem.. know it's been a while, but wondering which hotel you ended up at and how was it? We are considering many of the same hotels for our upcoming trip in a few weeks. We're also considering the Relais St. Germain.
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